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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This Geoffrey Bawa designed property is perhaps one of the most stunning private villas that is currently out on the rental market today. Set up to overlook Kudawella Beach and with a great view across to Kudawella Fishing harbour and the Blowhole, this 8 acre property has 5 gorgeous bedrooms and is able to cater for a large group of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We spent a lovely week at Claughton House which is located in the southern, rural, part of Sri Lanka. The rustic style Villa offers breathtaking views and large grounds with a well maintained garden. Ideal for small groups who wish to spend some lazy days alfresco at a very private oasis. Its a coastal meets Bawa tropical setting, with pool... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We are an Australian family who travelled from Hong Kong in July to meet another Australian family in Sri Lanka for a 2 week gorgeous holiday together which culminated in a divine stay at Claughton House in July 2015. We were 10 in total with 4 adults and 6 children aged between 4-8 years old and we had a ball!!... More 

1 Thank Melanie P
Navsari, India
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed at claughton house in may first week with friends and family.we had the time of our lives there and enjoyed the hospitality and food immensely.The view of the sea from the property is mind blowing.The staff of the property was very helpful and gave us excellent service.The food,especially the breakfast was delicious.The swimming pool was well maintained and we... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

We spent three nights here from 2nd March 2015 to 5th March. The location and design, layout, decor, upkeep are all outstanding. We have long been fans of Geoffrey Bawa after staying at the Villa Mohotti in Bentota and each room in Claughton is built in a way that natural ventilation is enough to keep you comfortable. The food and... More 

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Jack E, Manager at Claughton House, responded to this review

Dear Vishal, Thank you very much for taking time to write the review. We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Charith @ EVM More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We recently (April 2014) stayed at Claughton House and were treated to an amazing stay at this beautiful property - we only wished we could have stayed longer. We were greeted on arrival by Ajith (who serves as the chef and front of house) and his very attentive staff after a long drive in sweltering conditions. Within minutes of walking... More 

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Jack E, Manager at Claughton House, responded to this review

Dear James, Thank you very much for taking time to write the review. We are glad to hear such comments from you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Claughton House. Best Regards, Charith @ EVM More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

The refurbished villa (Nov 2014) is spectacular. The staff are attentive albeit maybe a bit Colonial in their style and the setting is paradise. The food prepared by the chef was excellent. On the negative side, the car hired for us for a trip to Yala from the Chefs friend had mechanical problems and we were not sure if it... More 

1 Thank mikewlane
Jack E, Manager at Claughton House, responded to this review

Dear Mike, So sorry about the transport. We have now got a more functional approach to quality transport to avoid this is in future. Thank you for mentioning this to our attention and glad it did not ruin your holiday. Best Regards, Charith @ EVM More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Claughton house is another master piece of Geoffrey Bawa, that situated in Dikwella towards most southern part of Sri Lanka. We were given the master room and it was very comfortable. The room additionally offers a private small garden which you could have a cooling shower. Room amenities look bit ware-out but still comfortable. The huge garden was well maintained... More 

1 Thank Asitha G
haute savoie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Claughton is a private house designed by Geoffrey Bawa, and situated in it's own lawns dotted with palm trees on a rocky mound overlooking the beach. There is a pool below the house, and the views from our bedroom were magnificent, probably some of the best I have ever had. There are only 3 rooms (make sure you have the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Designed by Geoffrey Bawa Claughton House is spectacular. It is one of the, if not THE luxury villa along this coast line and boasts 5 air con and ensuite bedrooms all with ocean views. Open plan and open sided dining and sitting area. Acres of garden. Pool. Pool side pavilion with BBQ facilities. Direct beach access to seasonally safe swimming and surfing. The bedrooms are separated in two buildings. 3 In the main house and the other 2 in separate buildings accessed by a covered walkway. One of these bedrooms doubles as a TV and games room (table tennis). The slope down to the pool..And further along to the beach is fairly steep and there is an internal communication system between the pool side pavilion and the kitchens. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Claughton House

Address: Galahenkanda Watta | Kemagoda, Dikwella 81200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Dikwella
Price Range: RM3,334 - RM6,002 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Claughton House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms in the main house have direct sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles Doobaz8, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the house have lovely ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles Beijing-Betty, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for master room.”
 of 5 bubbles AsithaG, 21 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The master bedroom has windows on all sides, and private courtyard with outdoor shower.”
 of 5 bubbles curiouscat74, 23 Nov 2011 | Read review
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